Home Depot volunteers make home more accessible for veteran

Last July, the Jared Allen Foundation for Wounded Warriors began construction on a home for a valley hero.

On Thursday, the Home Depot Foundation stepped in to do some work to help finish the job.

"We're going to be doing some landscaping, spread some rock," said George Page of the Home Depot.  "We're going to be painting the inside and outside of fence and providing a drip system as well."

The renovation is a very important one.  This house is being turned into a home for Army Ranger Cory Remsburg.  He served in Iraq and Afghanistan 10 times and was severely wounded by a road side bomb.

The Jared Allen Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation started the process on July 11, 2014.

"Everybody has pulled together, we are at the home stretch right now," said project manager Alex Karalexis.

Karalexis says last summer's floods delayed construction by about six weeks, but having the Home Depot here sped things along.

"What's great about this is this is all volunteer work. Home Depot supports us nationally."

From the rock to the rakes to paint, Home Depot also provided much of the supplies and tools used.

"We have a lot of core values that we believe in, giving back, building relationships," said Page.

Doorways have been widened, bathrooms are handicap accessible, so is the new kitchen; there's a pool for Remsburg's physical therapy.

And in a few short weeks, thanks to all the hard work, this house will be a home.

The unveiling is March 13th.



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